The Star of Donegal

One evening fair to take the air alone I chanced to strayBy down a lucid silvery stream that ran along my wayI spied two lovers talking seated by a ruined hallAnd the fair one’s name was Mary Jane the star of Donegal. He clasped her hand and thus began my darling I must goUnto the […]

Going to Mass Last Sunday

Meeting is a pleasure between my true-love and IAway down in younger valley I’ll meet her by and byAway down in yonder valley you are my heart’s delightAnd it’s with you lovely Molly I could spend till broad daylight. Going to Mass last Sunday my wee lass she passed me bySure I knew her mind […]

The Banks of Inverness

I am a blithe young sailor lad who lately came ashoreIt was my whole intention to spend my gold in store.I espied a fair maid walking all in her Sunday dressSaying my sailor gay is far away from the banks of Inverness. And viewing all my chances as I walked up yonder wayI knew it […]

Fair Randalstown

In the sweet county Antrim as I did rove downTo view that fine city they call RandalstownWhere the waters it runs clearly and everything niceIt reminds me of Eden or some paradise I mounted on horseback a few miles to rideTill I came to a cottage near Kellswater sideSays I to myself In this cottage […]

The Mincer

You asked me to sing you a verse of a songIt’s not very short and it’s not very longSure I never could sing and songs I have fewWhen a chap does his best what more can he do. It was on Monday morning I strolled into CarnI wasn’t long there till I meet wee Joe […]

Carndonagh Far Away

Last night I had a happy dream that filled my heart with joyI dreamt I stood by mountain vale as oft times as a boyI fished the port of pleasure pool I watched the brown trout playThose were the happy days in Carn Carndonagh far away. I saw the hills of Malin stretching east to […]